Current Issue
December, 2020

  • Vol. 23 No. 04
Editorial
  • Experience at Department of Laboratory Medicine during the COVID-19 Outbreak in Daegu

    Sunggyun Park, Do-Hoon Kim, Won-Mok Lee, Jung-Sook Ha, Dong-Seok Jeon, Jae-Hee Lee, Namhee Ryoo


    The first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Korea was reported in January 2020....

Original article
  • Cross-Correlation Analysis of the Incidence of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms with Hand Hygiene Compliance and Effectiveness of Alcohol-Gel Hand Hygiene Practice

    Eun-Hwa Baek, Se-Eun Kim, Da-Hye Kim, Sunjoo Kim


    Background: Multidrug- resistant organisms (MDRO) are a serious concern in healthcareassociated infections....

  • The Trend of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Korean Hospitals with the Analysis of Nationwide Sample Cohort

    Kang Ju Son, Young Ah Kim, Yoon Soo Park


    Background: Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile is an important pathogen that causes diarrhea in people who take antibiotics....

  • Causes and Clinical Relevance of Inconclusive SARS-CoV-2 Real-Time Reverse Transcription-PCR Test Results

    Aram Kim, Heerah Lee, Kyu Wha Hur, Heungsup Sung, Mi-Na Kim


    Background: Inconclusive SARS-CoV-2 real-time reverse transcription-PCR (rRT-PCR) test results,...

  • Evaluating the Use of Distilled Water for Washing Sodium Hydroxide in Mycobacterial Culture

    Hae-Gyeong Baek, Hyun-Mi Ko, Myung-Hee Lee


    Background: Respiratory specimens subjected to mycobacterial detection were initially pretreated with N-acetyl-L-cysteine-sodium hydroxide...

Case Report
  • A Case of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis with Cerebral Hemorrhage Caused by Rothia mucilaginosa

    Yeo-Jin Song, Bongyoung Kim, Young-eun Kim, Yangsoon Lee, Hyunjoo Pai


    Rothia spp. are aerobic, gram-positive cocci belonging to the family Micrococcaceae, and are a part of the normal microbial flora...